Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1256
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: RS            .                                
                  03/02/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Budget (Bogdanoff) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 695 and 696
    4  insert:
    5         Section 24. Subsection (1) of section 197.332, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         197.332 Duties of tax collectors; branch offices.—
    8         (1) The tax collector has the authority and obligation to
    9  collect all taxes as shown on the tax roll by the date of
   10  delinquency or to collect delinquent taxes, interest, and costs,
   11  by sale of tax certificates on real property and by seizure and
   12  sale of personal property. In exercising his or her power their
   13  powers to contract, the tax collector may perform such duties by
   14  use of contracted services or products or by electronic means.
   15  The use of contracted services, products, or vendors does not
   16  diminish the responsibility or liability of the tax collector to
   17  perform such duties pursuant to law. The tax collector may
   18  collect the cost of contracted services, including costs for the
   19  electronic processing of tax deed applications, and reasonable
   20  attorney attorney’s fees and court costs in actions on
   21  proceedings to recover delinquent taxes, interest, and costs.
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   24         And the title is amended as follows:
   25         Delete line 112
   26  and insert:
   27         under certain circumstances; amending s. 197.332,
   28         F.S.; authorizing tax collectors to collect costs for
   29         the electronic processing of tax deed applications;
   30         amending s. 200.065,